Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the direct supervision of the Sr. Research Program Coordinator (supervisor) or the Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Program Coordinator has duties and responsibilities related to supporting the research efforts for persons with NTM and bronchiectasis. The primary responsibilities will include, but not limited to, working with the PI to assistant with research participant recruitment and enrollment, administer questionnaires and collect research samples. This position may also support the PI by performing data entry and organization, and maintenance of study records. The RPC will assist the Sr. Research Coordinator with tasks related to the initiation and execution of clinical research studies. We are looking for a highly motivated and organized individual who demonstrates the ability to work independently, reason critically and a high level of accountability and attention to detail. Training will be provided onsite for tasks.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Maintain detailed working knowledge of all study protocols, operating procedures, and source documentation.
Follows all written and unwritten study practices, procedures and protocols. Provide detailed weekly updates to supervisors regarding study progress, regulatory items, data collection, study invoicing, and participant payment as well as any obstacles encountered.
Assist with recruitment and screening of potential study participants according to protocol’s inclusion and exclusion criteria; ensure study activities are completed correctly and completely.
Ensure that proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to entering study; ensure that the original signed and dated consent from each study participant is filed in participants’ research record. Scan copies of consent forms and related documents to be uploaded into participant’s Epic medical record.
Coordinate study participant visits and follow-up, schedule appointments with study participants, make telephone reminders, send recruitment letters, track and locate participants.
Conduct interviews over the phone or in person to determine eligibility for a research study.
Maintain participant’s follow-up tracking database; maintain records of study participants’ status by using an enrollment log.
Maintain an organized filing system for electronic and paper-based research records according to HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines
Ensure accurate and timely data collection for all assigned studies. Input, organize, edit, and verify accuracy of data in databases and source documentation. Create and maintain database for study analysis.
Prepare weekly study progress reports and participate in weekly team meetings to report on research progress and resolve problems.
Provides other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in related discipline, and some experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Two years relevant research experience acquired through extracurricular activities, internships or work experience is desirable.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members. Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel is needed.
Physical requirements for the job:
Sitting in a normal seated position in office setting
Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time
Lifting and/or assisting patients during evaluations within crowded clinical environment
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to move about
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
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